Stopover for lunch with the fellow Rotarians
By Sajjad Jiwaji
Caborca, Mexico was my second trip since joining the Rotary Club of Mississauga West in early 2018, and it was a great honour for me to be participating and representing our Rotary Club. I was with a very nice and friendly group of Canadian Rotarians in Caborca, Mexico, volunteering for the Caborca Polio Immunization Trip from the 14th of February until the 19th of February.
Caborca is a small farming town located in the Sonora desert in one of the most remote part of Mexico.
This trip has given me a great sense of pride & satisfaction to volunteer my time for a very good and worthwhile cause, which is eradicating Polio one child at a time. I believe that is what Rotary is all about and due to the hard work of all Rotarians globally, it has almost eliminated Polio around the World and made it a better place.
When one goes out to these underdeveloped villages, one experiences and witnesses, first hand, the conditions these people live in. Despite of their living conditions, the parents and the children are so happy, content, peaceful, and very welcoming. It makes us step back and think about how blessed we are and at the same time, how spoiled we are too.
Welcome banner sign at Caborca, MexicoThe whole trip was very well organized and was conducted by our team leaders Hubert Singh, Frank Oudesluys & Janet Clark. When you get to Caborca, the Rotarians of the Caborca Club are so very welcoming and go out of their way to make us comfortable & feel at home. I personally have made a lot of good friends there, and I am already looking forward to the next trip.
On these trips, one gets to feel the true feeling of fellowship and mutual understanding, as all of the Rotarians volunteer our personal time and hard work to make the world a better place... one project at a time.
Keep up the great work to all the Rotarians around the world.